Frank Harvey Chapman (MM)

Name

Frank Harvey Chapman (MM)

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

15/09/1916
28

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
200531
London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
1st Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched
Military Medal

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 9 D and 16 B.
France

UK Memorials

Much Hadham Village Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Much Hadham
Bench Plaque, High Street, Much Hadham
Congregational Church Memorial, Hadham Cross

Pre War

Frank lived in Park Terrace and worked for Foxwell & Hart Solicitors in Much Hadham. When he enlisted, he was working as a Solicitor's Clerk at Lincoln's - Inn - Fields, London.

Wartime Service

He went to the front on 11th March 1915. Frank was posthumously awarded the Military Medal. In March 1918, his parents had a motor car placed at their disposal to take them to Balls Park in Hertford where they were presented with his Medal. The day Frank was killed, Friday September 15th, was the first day that tanks were used in a battle. Letter to Frank's parents from one of his comrades: While on patrol work on three successive nights in May 1916 he displayed great coolness and courage under very heavy fire and set a fine example to those about him.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, “Lest We Forget – Much Hadham 1914-18” by Richard Maddams (Much Hadham Forge Museum)